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Master programme Political Science (E)

Content and focus of the degree programme:

The master’s programme serves to give students a deeper thematic immersion in one of the core subjects of political science and to set a focus with a view to the professional field. The students will acquire specialist knowledge and qualifications for a specific professional field. Moreover, the degree programme is designed in a research-oriented way so that the focus is on the promotion of independent academic working.

Higher education institution:
Universität Salzburg
Group of fields of study:
Degree programme:
Political Science (E)
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Arts, MA
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Contact & Information materials:

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 20,20
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2015/16, Stk. 127 (Nr. 198)

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme in political science imparts knowledge about political structures and processes as well as the methodical procedures. It promotes equal treatment of people and integration of people.


The five core subjects are political theory and history of ideas, comparative politics, Austrian politics, international politics and politics of the European Union. The setting of focus in political science consists of a focus subject I in which students also have to write their master’s thesis in addition to completing the required courses, and a focus subject II in which students have to complete two courses in the chosen core subject. This means that students have to choose two of the five core subjects as focus subjects. In all core subjects that students have not chosen as focus subjects they have to complete one course each. A study period abroad is recommended since the aim is to promote specialist education in a foreign language. The master’s examination, which takes place in the form of an oral examination before a panel, completes the master’s programme.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations